19 gastroenterologists with MBAs

The business of medicine is not a core focus in training for many physicians, but it is becoming increasingly important in today's healthcare environment. Some physicians have gone beyond their medical training to learn more about business. Here are 19 gastroenterologists who have earned MBAs.

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John I. Allen, MD, MBA, AGAF, is the clinical chief of gastroenterology and hepatology at Yale Medical Group and a professor at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. He has previously served as quality advisor for Minnesota Gastroenterology, based in the Twin Cities. He is president of the American Gastroenterological Association. He is a special section editor for Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He also currently chairs the quality committee for Minneapolis-based Allina Health System. He has more than 90 published articles and book chapters on numerous topics from basic molecular biology to practice management. Dr. Allen completed his MBA in medical group management at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.

David J. Bailey, MD, MBA, is the president and CEO of The Nemours Foundation of Nemours Children's Health System. Dr.  Bailey was appointed the first COO of Nemours in 2003, which made him responsible for day-to-day operations of Nemours facilities in Delaware Valley and Florida. He completed his medical degree at The Pennsylvania State University in State College and completed his pediatrics residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Bailey completed his pediatric gastroenterology fellowship training at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He completed his MBA in 1996 at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Stuart Brogadir, MD, MBA, practices with New Hampshire Gastroenterology Consultants in Bedford. Dr. Brogadir is also a clinical instructor medicine at Harvard University School of Medicine in Cambridge, Mass. He completed his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College in New York. Dr. Brogadir completed a rheumatology fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a gastroenterology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, both in Philadelphia.

Brintha K. Enestvedt, MD, MBA, practices at Oregon Health & Science University, based in Portland. In 2005, Dr. Enestvedt completed her medical degree at the Northwest University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and her MBA at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Ill. She completed her gastroenterology fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University and an advanced endoscopy fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

John J. Hong, MD, MBA, practices with United Gastroenterologists, based in Murrieta, Calif. He is actively involved in clinical research focused on inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis, Barrett's esophagus and cirrhosis. Dr. Hong completed his medical degree at the University of Miami School of Medicine and underwent his residency training at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He completed his fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals & Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Hong earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Lawrence Kosinski, MD, MBA, AGAF, FACG, Managing Partner, Illinois Gastroenterology Group (Elgin). Illinois Gastroenterology Group was formed in 2010 with the merger of four GI groups. Since then, two additional groups have joined the practice. Today, Illinois Gastroenterology has more than 40 physicians and seven endoscopy centers, making it the largest GI group in Illinois. Dr. Kosinski serves as a managing partner of the group. He is also the chair of the American Gastroenterological Association Practice Management and Economics Committee, and he serves on the board of directors for Sherman Hospital and as a member of the advisory board of the Illinois Health Information Exchange. Dr. Kosinski completed his MBA at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business in Evanston, Ill.

John M. Levey, MD, MBA, practices at UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Memorial endoscopy center, both in Worcester, Mass. Dr. Levey is also a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He completed his medical degree at the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio and underwent his residency training at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Mass. He completed his fellowship at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

Michael J. Lipp, MD, MBA, is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Lipp completed his MBA at the Yale School of Management in New Haven, Conn. He completed his medical degree at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and underwent his residency training at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Lipp completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.

S. Houssam Mardini, MD, MBA, MPH, the medical director of endoscopy an assistant professor of medicine at UK HealthCare, based in Lexington, Ky. Dr. Mardini completed his medical degree at Damascus University School of Medicine in Syria and underwent his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Kentucky in Lexington and his advanced endoscopy fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Giancarlo Mercogliano, MD, MBA, AGAF, practices with Main Line Gastroenterology Associates, based in Malvern, Pa. Dr. Mercogliano is also on staff at the Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa., and an associate clinical professor of medicine at Jefferson University Medical School in Philadelphia. Dr. Mercogliano completed his medical degree at Hahnemann University Medical School in Philadelphia. He underwent his residency and fellowship training at Lankenau Medical Center.

Ece A. Mutlu, MD, MS, MBA, is an associate professor at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Mutlu earned her medical degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., and her fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. She has research interests in IBD, nutrition, alternative medicine in gastroenterology, microbiological flora and antioxidant treatments of radiation proctitis.  

Robert Narvaez, MD, MBA, practices with San Antonio Gastroenterology Endoscopy Center. Dr. Narvaez is the former chief of the gastroenterology clinic at Robert L. Thompson Regional Hospital, Carswell Air Force Base in Forth Worth, Texas. He completed his MBA in healthcare administration and electronic commerce at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Dr. Narvaez completed his medical degree and residency at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha. He completed his gastroenterology fellowship at Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Center in San Antonio.

Guy Neff, MD, MBA, is an associate professor and medical director of liver transplantation at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He also practices at University Endoscopy Center in Cincinnati. Dr. Neff completed his medical degree at Northeastern Ohio University of Medicine in Rootstown. Dr. Neff completed fellowships in advanced endoscopy, hepatology and transplant hepatology at the University of Miami. He completed his MBA in hospital administration at the University of Phoenix.

Shervin Rabizadeh, MD, MBA, is the director of pediatric gastroenterology and inflammatory bowel disease at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Rabizadeh completed his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He completed his residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He is active in research focused on bacteria, immunology and inflammation in IBD.

William A. Ross, MD, MBA, is a professor in the gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition division of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Dr. Ross completed an MBA in finance at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He completed his medical degree at the University of California Irvine. He completed his residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Dr. Ross also completed a fellowship in therapeutic biliary endoscopy at Nihon University Medical School in Tokyo.

Ann O. Scheimann, MD, MBA, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and practices at The Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore. She focuses on gastroenterology, nutrition, inflammatory bowel disease and liver cancer. Dr. Scheimann completed her MBA in medical services management at Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education in Baltimore. She received her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Scheimann underwent her resident and fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Michael S. Smith, MD, MBA, is an associate professor of medicine and medical director of the Temple Esophageal Program at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Smith has a clinical interest in endoscopic ultrasound, GI bleeding, GERD, Barrett's esophagus and esophageal and gastric nodules. He completed his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia and his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He underwent his fellowship training at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York. Dr. Smith holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Ann Marie Stephenson, DO, MBA, is a gastroenterologist at Capital Digestive Care's Associates in Gastroenterology in Silver Spring, Md., and she is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. She has a professional interest in colorectal cancer screening, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and American College of Osteopathic Internists. Following an internal medicine residency, Dr. Stephenson completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine and was granted an award for her research in geriatric gastroenterology. She has also completed a gastroenterology fellowship at Midwestern University in Chicago. Dr. Stephenson completed her MBA at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

Hendrikus S. Vanderveldt, MD, MBA, is a gastroenterologist with UT Medicine Health Science Center San Antonio. Additionally, Dr. Vanderveldt is a military physician and flight surgeon for an F-16 squadron in the United States Air Force Reserve. He completed his MBA at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. He completed his medical degree at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. He completed his residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Vanderveldt also completed an advanced endoscopy fellowship at the State University of new York Downstate Medical Center.

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